When compared to the fetal stem cells used by Stem Cell of America, all other types of stem cells in use today have limited therapeutic outcomes.

Stem Cell Of America's Fetal Stem Cells have the following positive qualities:

  • Our fetal stem cells are the cellular building blocks of the 220 cell types within the body.
  • Our fetal stem cells remain in an undifferentiated state and therefore are capable of becoming any tissue, organ or cell type within the body.
  • Our Fetal stem cells also release cytokines. Cytokines are cell-derived, hormone-like polypeptides that regulate cellular replication, differentiation, and activation. Cytokines can bring normal cells and tissues to a higher level of function, allowing the body’s own healing mechanisms to partner with our transplanted fetal stem cells for repair and new growth.
  • Our fetal stem cells continuously locate and repair any damage they encounter.
  • Our fetal stem cells have the ability to be given to anyone without any matching because they have the property of "immune privilege". This means that you can give the cells to any patient without matching, use of immunosuppressive drugs and without rejection. There have been over 4000 patients treated in the last twenty years with no negative reaction.
  • Our fetal stem cells not only cannot form cancer but instead THEY attack cancer.

The primary reason Fetal Stem Cells are not in general use is not because of their safety or efficacy but instead because of politics and the fear of loss of income from those supplying traditional medical treatments.

Adult Stem Cells (Two Types):

Autologous Stem Cells: taken from the patient; the donor and recipient are the same individual

Limitation:

  • The patient’s own cells are inherently inferior because of whatever particular reason they are a patient in the first place and as with every adult, as part of the normal ageing process, their immune system becomes weaker and weaker as they age.
  • You cannot obtain neuronal (nerve) stem cells which are essential in the treatment of a multitude of neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Donor Stem Cells: the donor and the recipient are two different individuals

Limitation:

  • The donor’s cells are inherently inferior because as with every adult, as part of the normal ageing process, their immune system becomes weaker and weaker as they age.
  • You cannot obtain neuronal (nerve) stem cells which are essential in the treatment of a multitude of neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • A matching process has to occur where the donor stem cells are compared to the patient. This is difficult to achieve and occurs in less than 40% of searches. Drugs to suppress the immune system (Immunosuppressives) are given to hopefully prevent the deadly graft versus host disease where the donor cells attack the patient. Immunosuppresive drugs ALSO result in the recipient now becoming more susceptible to infections. 25% of the time it is unsuccessful.

Umbilical Cord Blood Cells:

Obtained from the blood drained from the umbilical cord.

Limitation:

  • Availability of umbilical cord blood cells is limited.
  • The dose only contains a minimal number of cells compared to the other types of stem cells.
  • A matching process has to occur where the donor stem cells are compared to the patient. This is difficult to achieve and occurs in less than 40% of searches. Drugs to suppress the immune system (Immunosuppressives) are given to hopefully prevent the deadly graft versus host disease where the donor cells attack the patient. Immunosuppresive drugs result in the recipient now becoming more susceptible to infections.

Embryonic Stem Cells:

Taken from discarded invitro fertilization cells - A process where eggs are taken from the mother and sperm is collected from the father and then united by the Doctor. If fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg is then placed in the mother’s womb. Any left over fertilized eggs are then discarded.

Limitation:

  • Embryonic stem cells uses are very limited.
  • Have to be a part of a process where various other components have to be added which can have harmful side effects. FOR EXAMPLE ADDING neuronal growth factor in an attempt to obtain nerve cells.
  • Embryonic stem cells can form cancer (A Teratoma).

Disclaimer

All statements, opinions, and advice on this page is provided for educational information only. It is not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis and care. Like all medical treatments and procedures, results may significantly vary and positive results may not always be achieved. Please contact us so we may evaluate your specific case.

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